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R.J. Reynolds

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at Reynolds American

Pros

Good pay and benefits, pretty good people to work with. Lots of politics though, and many difficult individuals work there.

Cons

Continued uncertainty about ongoing employment in the tobacco industry. So many layoffs over the years have people continually watching their backs.

Advice to Management

Watch those who are always playing the politics game. They might be treating management one way, but they're treating their peers differently.

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    Favoritism and Politics and poor, inexperienced management

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    Current Employee - Management in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Management in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary is good for most positions and they give you a company car.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on favoritism and politics, basically the good old boy system...no females have made it to Senior level management, only white males have been moved into the last 6 promotions. The company is full of very young, inexperienced entry and senior level managers. Upper management does not support their direct reports, instead they are more concerned with getting ahead themselves and will do anything to anyone who gets in their way. The company likes to promote what a great place it is to work but the majority of field sales and home office employees are extremely unhappy. Very high turnover in management and sales, in upwards of 30%. Management is unprofessional and leaks out personal information to anyone who will listen. This company is a wreck and no one cares because the American Spirit brand is growing and very profitable. The Executive Leadership Team is on loan from RJ Reynolds Tobacco and these ELT members are moving back to RJ Reynolds, so what do they care, well, they care about themselves and getting themselves ahead. This is a company where you watch your back, watch what you say because you never know who will be your boss tomorrow and you never know who will try to take you down, even for something you didn't do. It's such a sad state that a great brand is being managed by a not so great company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look around at the morale of the majority of employees, it's not a happy place, these people are faking it to keep their job. Employees are pissed that all promotions come out of California. You are overlooking very talented individuals who you are going to lose. It is a well known fact that women hit a glass ceiling at entry level management. How many more inexperienced white males are you going to promote Director? Employees are waiting and hoping for a merger with RJ Reynolds.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great career opportunity

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    Current Employee - Lead Marketing Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Marketing Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great creer outlook. It is great to work for a comapny that is willing to invest so much money in your development by leting you take development roles and sending you to great trainings

    Cons

    Field training could get REALLY boring, but you have to realize you need to know the field before entering senior management...

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more aggressively our migration strategy, we need people to be aware of our efforts to bring newer and better products to the market place

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